The Summer Park Tour

We are blessed to live in an area that has tons of great parks. The problem is that we tend to frequent the same park because it is conveniently located near our home. Therefore, we hardly ever take advantage of the other parks available to us….which is a shame, because we REALLY have some awesome […]

Painted Flower Pots

I’ve got a new post up at Pennies and Blessings sharing how we brightened up our porch and someone’s day with painted flower pots. Be sure to take a look at how we did this on a tight budget! My adorable little artist…

Pennies & Blessings

I can’t believe I almost forgot to tell you about another place to hear from me… My friend Mandy from Pennies and Blessings, has a fabulous team of writers and I’ve joined them to share some Frugal Family Fun! Pennies and Blessings is so much more than a coupon/deal website. It offers information about living […]

10 Ways To Encourage A Home-bound Friend

While this post is highlighting ideas for someone home-bound, the ideas on this list could be used for all sorts of things! Encourage a mother-to-be on bed rest, a friend in the hospital, a family with a newborn, someone that doesn’t have family nearby, etc. As my blogging friend Laura so beautifully wrote, “Compassion is […]

10 Easy Last Minute Advent Calendars

Are you hoping to add a little more fun and family time to your Christmas activities this year? Me too! I’ve been on the hunt for some quick and easy last minute Advent Calendars to help our family countdown to Christmas and I thought I would share… 10 Easy Last Minute Advent Calendars: 1.  Free […]

Disney World on a Budget

I received an email from April and thought I would include my answer on the blog for anyone else who might be wondering the same thing. April wrote: I was just reading your vacation blog and wondered, how do you budget a trip for WDW and not miss anything??? Help me out, would ya. Thanks. […]

The Budget: Happy Brown House Style!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret about how we do our budget here at the Happy Brown House. First, I guess I should tell you that this budgeting thing hasn’t always gone smoothly around here. When you take two different people with different backgrounds, thoughts, habits, and you dump all the funds […]